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Old 16th June 2010, 16:53   #16
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Vinay Sirji nice photos.
But we are cross with you for the bright borders :(
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Old 16th June 2010, 17:15   #17
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Again nice pictures there Vinay. Eagle landing is super.

I'm a fan of your wildlife photos but somehow I didnt like the bright bordering done on the photos, it kills the natural look.
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Vinay Sirji nice photos.
But we are cross with you for the bright borders :(

Thanks @jacs & @laluks for the suggestion. Well, I cannot change the border for picture already posted but will take care in new pictures. Thanks a lot.
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Old 16th June 2010, 17:32   #18
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super pics there vinay, this thread needs 10 stars just for the quality of pics. Brilliant.

Can you please post pictures without the border . Thanks
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Old 16th June 2010, 18:22   #19
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super pics there vinay, this thread needs 10 stars just for the quality of pics. Brilliant.
+1 to that. Rated 5 star.

Eagerly waiting for the rest of the snaps.
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The photos get better and better. Good job. I do not mind the borders, but lets see how they turn up without them

Deserves and rated 5 Star!!!
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Old 16th June 2010, 23:17   #21
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super pics there vinay, this thread needs 10 stars just for the quality of pics. Brilliant.

Can you please post pictures without the border . Thanks
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+1 to that. Rated 5 star.

Eagerly waiting for the rest of the snaps.
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The photos get better and better. Good job. I do not mind the borders, but lets see how they turn up without them

Deserves and rated 5 Star!!!
@raj, @SDP, @deky -
Thanks for your words & also for the rating. Well, I have reworked on two shots and here they are w/o border:

Ms. Leopard coming down to pick her kill
Life in Jungles of Kabini - June 2010-kabini-10-june-2010_0583.jpg

oh!!! she slipped
Life in Jungles of Kabini - June 2010-kabini-10-june-2010_0593.jpg
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ha, leopard! You got there the right time. And yes, excellent photos.
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Vinay you seems to be lucky each time to spot these majestic cats; Lucky you. With respect to your snaps, let me echo with others Excellent.

Waiting for more
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Fantastic pictures there Vinay..rated 5 star..

Would greatly appreciate if you can write about some do's and don't while going in for such a widelife oriented photography trip

thanks,
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man oh man; how long did you wait to get those pictures!! the leopard pictures are truly too good;

P.S would love to accompany you some time to see these beautiful beasts
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Great pics, Vinay. I am amazed that you could sight and capture so much wildlife in one short trip.

I've heard that Kabini JLR is expensive. How much did your stay cost you?

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@SDP - Well, I was told by Naturalist that it is called a Huppu....I am trying to find the correct name of it...Will definitely let u know.
The bird in the first pic is a Hoopoe.
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The bird in the first pic is a Hoopoe.
I referred my birding field guide. Indeed 'Common Hoopoe' it is !

Loved the leaopard snaps as well. Was amazed to see the sharp angle of his descent.
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ha, leopard! You got there the right time. And yes, excellent photos.
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Vinay you seems to be lucky each time to spot these majestic cats; Lucky you. With respect to your snaps, let me echo with others Excellent.

Waiting for more
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Fantastic pictures there Vinay..rated 5 star..

Would greatly appreciate if you can write about some do's and don't while going in for such a widelife oriented photography trip

thanks,
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man oh man; how long did you wait to get those pictures!! the leopard pictures are truly too good;

P.S would love to accompany you some time to see these beautiful beasts
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Great pics, Vinay. I am amazed that you could sight and capture so much wildlife in one short trip.

I've heard that Kabini JLR is expensive. How much did your stay cost you?



The bird in the first pic is a Hoopoe.
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I referred my birding field guide. Indeed 'Common Hoopoe' it is !

Loved the leaopard snaps as well. Was amazed to see the sharp angle of his descent.

Thanks everyone... Thanks for appreciation.

@StarVegabond- Well, I try to keep things simple. I can share what I do.
1) First thing is to convey the resort the purpose of visit & request them to get you best guide & jeep and also request to keep less number tourist in your jeep & no kids/babies.
But this time for my last safari (when I spotted Leopard & Tiger), I had a 9 month baby with us in jeep . But only 3 adults in whole jeep. So I can move on the jeep from first seat to the last seat to the bonnet for my pics.

2) Be alert and in Kabini, always try to hear the sound of the jungle. If you hear the alarm call, inform the naturalist/driver.
Many times, these birds are sitting on the tree next to road & you miss it. So keep an eye on trees next/near to the road

3) Try to wear green colored clothes not bright color.

4) If you carrying a DSLR or any high end camera, find a spot in jeep where you can keep & stabilize camera. Never take pics with camera in hand & you leaning forward. If you don't get a place to keep the camera in jeep, use your body and hold camera near to the body.

5) And no sound & don't use perfumes/deo . Wildlife can smell/hear human presence very easily especially the elephants. In south, animals are more shy than what I have seen in Kanha. So you need to be very patient, sitting silent.

6) If you have good zoom lens, try to be as far from animal as possible. And tell the driver to move the jeep to the position as per your comfort. If you can't take good pics, change your position in jeep, if its not working out, tell the driver to move.

7) When you spot a wildlife, just tell the driver/naturalist by signal, no voice/sound.

8) If you are visiting Jungle for Photography, visit on weekday (Tue - Fri). Don't go when it is holiday/weekend.

These are the few points I have learnt, follow and help me to take pics.


@raj.barcode
Thanks, I will keep you in loop whenever I am planning a visit.

@pjay_in
Thanks for the name of the bird. I am still trying to catch with the names. Hope I will improve with time & experience. Resorts in Kabini are on expensive side. But you can bargain if you are going on weekdays. I paid 4000/person/night incl. food & safari.

@SDP
There are other shots which didn't came good & I haven;t shared here. Before Ms. leopard came down, it gave a stare to all of us. It was looking for place to keep her kill(which was on ground, a spotted dear). It waited for us to go for sometime and when she felt we are going, it took her kill & went inside bushes to find a new place.
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Sharing some more pictures:
Life in Jungles of Kabini - June 2010-kabini-10-june-2010_0090.jpg

Life in Jungles of Kabini - June 2010-kabini-10-june-2010_0103.jpg

Life in Jungles of Kabini - June 2010-kabini-10-june-2010_0122.jpg

Life in Jungles of Kabini - June 2010-kabini-10-june-2010_0283.jpg

Life in Jungles of Kabini - June 2010-kabini-10-june-2010_0322.jpg

Life in Jungles of Kabini - June 2010-kabini-10-june-2010_0449.jpg

Life in Jungles of Kabini - June 2010-kabini-10-june-2010_0481.jpg

Life in Jungles of Kabini - June 2010-kabini-10-june-2010_0488.jpg

Life in Jungles of Kabini - June 2010-kabini-10-june-2010_0412.jpg

Life in Jungles of Kabini - June 2010-kabini-10-june-2010_0501.jpg
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The posts are amazing. If somebody could just teach me this art. What equipment and how to go about it. Even if I achieve 50% of this I would be mighty happy.

I am very sad to see lot of fallen trees in the elephant area in your second set of pics. Have they cut these trees so that the tourists can see the animals in this ground? No reason can justify cutting trees.

You have a good sense of humour. Love this one.

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In south, animals are more shy than what I have seen in Kanha.
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